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Newmarket result a positive pointer for Ozzmosis

Group 1 winner Ozzmosis makes his highly anticipated return in a competitive renewal of The Galaxy.

OZZMOSIS winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes
OZZMOSIS winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes Picture: Colin Bull / Sportpix

The Newmarket Handicap victory by Cylinder has given Bjorn Baker a timely confidence boost as Ozzmosis prepares to tackle the older sprinters for the first time in The Galaxy.

There had been a school of thought that the three-year-old form wasn't as strong this season, however, Baker pointed to Cylinder's rousing win over top mare Imperatriz as indication that assumption might have been premature.

"I guess you can argue Cylinder turned it around a little bit for the three-year-olds," Baker said.

"But at the end of the day, you've got to worry about your own horse and some of those things are out of our control.

"We've taken a different path the whole way and I'm comfortable with that path."

Ozzmosis stamped himself as one of the country's best up-and-coming sprinters with a dominant performance in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) last spring.

It was his fourth win in five starts and with the benefit of a good spell, Baker believes the time is right to test the waters against the more seasoned sprinters, starting in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

"It's up against the older horses so that's another step up, but he's in good order and he has had a good grounding," Baker said.

"He deserved a good break after the Coolmore and he looks great physically so we're really happy with him.

"If anything, he only had a short break after his first preparation. He has had a proper break this time and he is definitely more mature now."

Ozzmosis has prepared for his return with two barrier trials and a strong exhibition gallop at Randwick last week.

Regular rider Rachel King will again be aboard in The Galaxy where Ozzmosis ($4.20 fav) has barrier 13 in the field of 14 plus four emergencies.

Private Eye ($7.50) has also drawn out in 14, while Godolphin's Aft Cabin has firmed from $8 into $5 after coming up with gate eight.


Racing and Sports

Rosehill

Saturday, 23rd March 2024

9
ET

KIA ORA GALAXY (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 110lbs Type: OPEN
5 ½ f TURF GOOD
9

(local)
AUD $1,007,000
5 ½ f GOOD

KIA ORA GALAXY (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 110lbs Type: OPEN


FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. ZAPATEO (AUS) 5yo M
BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) - JEREZANA (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
JAMES CUMMINGS
$26
53kg
Godolphin
2nd 11. SUNSHINE IN PARIS (AUS) 4yo M
INVADER (AUS) - ZENAIDA (NZ)
JASON COLLETT
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$5.5
53.5kg
Fairway Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J Camilleri)

Sales Information

3rd 14. FRONT PAGE (AUS) 7yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - STACEY LEE (AUS)
TYLER SCHILLER
MATTHEW DALE
$13
52.5kg
P Duryea, M G Duryea, Ms B Duryea, J Edmunds, M Goodger, Miss P Lindsay, A Cronin, Mrs C Wallace, M Owen, Barwood Racing (Mgr: K P Naish), S McLellan, A Apps & S Gray
4th 9. ASFOORA (AUS) 5yo M
FLYING ARTIE (AUS) - GOLDEN CHILD (AUS)
TIM CLARK
HENRY DWYER
$18
54kg

Sales Information

5th 4. UNCOMMON JAMES (AUS) 5yo G
CABLE BAY (IRE) - PICKABEE (AUS)
DAMIAN LANE
S O'DEA & M HOYSTED
$9
55.5kg
6th 10. PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE (AUS) 5yo M
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MISS JUDGEMENT (AUS)
JORDAN CHILDS
GRAHAME BEGG
$11
54kg

Sales Information

7th 8. REMARQUE (AUS) 5yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - RESPONSE (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
M, W & J HAWKES
$26
54.5kg

Sales Information

8th 16. KING'S GAMBIT (AUS) 3yo C
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - SULTRY FEELING (AUS)
JAMIE KAH
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$12
50kg
9th 7. KALLOS (AUS) 5yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - CALLIOPE (AUS)
TOM MARQUAND
JAMES CUMMINGS
$51
55kg
10th 6. BUENOS NOCHES (AUS) 4yo H
SUPIDO (AUS) - KOI (AUS)
DYLAN GIBBONS
MATTHEW SMITH
$20
55kg

Sales Information

11th 1. PRIVATE EYE (AUS) 6yo G
AL MAHER (AUS) - CONFIDENTIAL QUEEN (AUS)
NASH RAWILLER
JOSEPH PRIDE
$6.5
58kg

Sales Information

12th 5. AFT CABIN (AUS) 4yo H
ASTERN (AUS) - SHELTERS (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
JAMES CUMMINGS
$6
55kg
13th 17. DERRY GROVE (AUS) 5yo G
STAR TURN (AUS) - TRUE MALT (AUS)
ZAC LLOYD
MATTHEW DUNN
$61
51kg

Sales Information

14th 13. OZZMOSIS (AUS) 3yo C
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NO MORE TEARS (NZ)
RACHEL KING
BJORN BAKER
$10
53kg

Sales Information